A GREAT DAY OUT AT SAMFORD – 24 July ’19
We had a great day at Samford on Wednesday 24th July with our Arm Bowlers v Non Arms Day.
Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association had 16 Arm Bowlers in attendance for the day.
We had players from 9 different Clubs: Samford, Ferny Hills, Kallangur, Chermside, Glasshouse, Red Hill, Sandgate, Manly and Edithvale Vic
We played 2x4x2 and 3 bowl pairs. The Arm Bowlers lost the 2x4x2 by 6 rinks to 2, but there were some very close matches that came down to the last end.
However, we came back in the 3 bowls pairs with a 4 rinks to 4 draw.
Well done to all who competed and thank you to Samford Bowls Club for providing such a friendly and enjoyable day.
BNABAi President – Tony Watson with Pamela Bryant from Edithvale Club in Victoria (also Editor of the Armed Bowlers of Australia website)
We enjoyed a lovely sandwich for lunch and it was particularly pleasing for me to catch up with Pamela and John Bryant from Edithvale in Victoria.
BNABAi President Tony Watson with the winners of $50 Fuel Vouchers and our Sponsor for this Tournament Deanna Telfer of Samford Grove.
It was great to see Samford Grove as our major Sponsor for the day and we look forward to working with Deanna and the team in the future.
Our attention will now turn to our next event at Narangba on Sunday 25th August. I look forward to seeing a full green here.
Glasshouse Country Bowls Club – Armed Pairs – 9 Jul ’19
Tuesday 9th July saw BNABAi travel to Glasshouse Country Bowls Club for our monthly Tournament.
It was a great day out and some really good bowls were played. We had a small field of 16, but the competition was good and we had players from Samford, Kallangur, Geebung, Glasshouse, Red Hill, Chermside, Narangba, Caloundra, Windsor and Donnybrook playing.
Winners for the day were:
Overall Winners were Glenn Norton (Red Hill) and Warren Blackbourne (Glasshouse) with a 4 + 25 and runners up were Denis O’Toole (Windsor) and Graeme Grant (Caloundra) 4 + 15.
2x4x2 Winners were: Glenn Norton (Red Hill) and Warren Blackbourne Glasshouse) 2 + 21 and runners up were Peter Kanowski (Kallangur) and Geoff Jordan (Kallangur) 2 + 15.
3 Bowls Pairs winners were Denis O’Toole (Windsor) and Graeme Grant (Caloundra) 2 +11 and runners up were Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) and Jack Timms (Glasshouse) 2 + 7.
Linda Walters of Progressive Realty provided our random draw prize winners for the day for $50 Fuel Cards and they were Tony Watson, Glenn Norton and Peter Kanowski.
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Kallangur Bowls Club – Sunday 9 Jun ’19
Our June Tournament which was held at Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club on Sunday June 9 was a great success.
We had 20 players in attendance and the weather was great.
Overall winners of the day were Tony Mason (Kallangur) and Trevor Waters (Kallangur) with a 4 +15.
Game 1 (2x4x2) Winners were Greg Birk (Red Hill) and Dee Whitworth (Pine Rivers) with a 2 + 12.
Game 2 (3 Bowls Pairs) Winners were Barry French (Wynnum) and Frank Farrall (Manly).
Well done to all who competed on the day.
Pictured Tony Watson President BNABA, Doug Bristo (Pine Rivers), Carolyn Burgess (Karingal Vic), Glenn Norton (Red Hill) and Linda Walters (Progressive Realty – Sponsor)
Our winners of the random prize draws of 3 x $50 Fuel Cards (sponsored by Linda of Progressive Realty) were Glenn Norton (Red Hill), Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers) and Carolyn Burgess (Karingal Vic).
We also had some wonderful raffle prizes sponsored by Travel Counselors Kris Higgins and a six pack from Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club.
We look forward no to our next tournament at Glasshouse on Tuesday, July 9 2019
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Northern Suburbs Bowls Club – Sunday 26 May ’19
“Sunday 26th May saw 28 Arm Bowlers competing from 16 Clubs around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Laidley and South Brisbane in the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association tournament held at the Northern Suburbs Bowls Club.
We enjoyed a lovely morning tea of Sandwiches and Coffee and Tea and we look forward to our next Tournament which will be held at the Kallangur B. C. on Sunday 9th June 19.
Game 1: 2x4x2 winners were: Stan Dunbar (Hamilton) and Toby Heathcote (Toombul)with a 2 + 17 and Runners Up were Dianne Keogh (Sandgate) and Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers)
Game 2: 3 Bowl Pairs winners were: Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) and Peter Kanowski (Kallangur) with a 2 + 15 and Runners up were Stan Dunbar (Hamilton) and Toby Heathcote (Toombul) with a 2 + 14.’
Our overall winners were Stan Dunbar (Hamilton) and Toby Heathcote (Toombul) with a 4 + 31.
Runner up was Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) and Peter Kanowski (Kallangur) with a 4 + 19.
(Courtesy Tony Watson)
Laidley Bowls Club – Monday 6th May ’19
Laidley hosted a MABA day on Monday 6th May and as usual it turned out to be a “beautiful sunny day”. Competition was in the 3 bowl triples format over 2 games, punctuated by a brilliant lunch prepared and served up in traditional Laidley hospitality, by its members. About 40 Armed Bowlers attended. The sponsors of the day were: Somerset Funerals. Winners of the Day were: Ross Knight and Glenn Norton pictured below with Pres. of BNABA Tony Watson, the other Tony Watson (Ynot) and Peter Whelan.
The “Ron Weier Green” above is named in honour of one of their oldest playing members.
Kawana B. C. – Sunday 14 April ’19
Hamilton Bowls Club – March ’19
BNABA Members played at Hamilton B. C. in a challenge “Armed vs. Non-Armed Day”. What a great idea? Is it a first? (Did I mention the day was won by the Non-Armed bowlers? Another challenge will be mounted to swiftly rectify this situation.)
Kallangur Bowls Club – Sunday 13 Jan ’19
BNABA held it’s own tournament at Kallangur Memorial B. C.
Kallangur is now Headquarters for BNABA. (Photos below courtesy of Tony Watson.)